The US Quits on Human Rights

Nikki Haley addresses the UN Human Rights Council (US Mission Geneva via Flickr)

by Mitchell Plitnick In a move that seemed very likely when Donald Trump was elected president and was cemented when he appointed Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations, the United States withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights… Continue Reading  

Did Trump Galvanize Europe over the Iran Deal?

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by Mitchell Plitnick When Donald Trump decided to violate the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) all eyes fell on Europe. Would the European Union be able to salvage the deal and create the political space… Continue Reading  

Palestinians: Still The Invisible Victims

Gazans at the Rafah border (via Flickr)

by Mitchell Plitnick “It didn’t have to be this way,” writes Jim Zogby in the new preface to the reissue of his 1981 book, Palestinians, The Invisible Victims: Political Zionism and the Roots of Palestinian Dispossession. There were, a century… Continue Reading  

Regime Changer Trump Puts World at Risk with Iran Deal Decision

Donald Trump (DonkeyHotey via Flickr)

by Mitchell Plitnick In 2002 and 2003, as the United States geared up for the invasion of Iraq, many protests broke out across the country, as did a passionate public debate about why America was going to war and whether… Continue Reading  

Netanyahu’s Regime Change Infomercial

Benjamin Netanyahu

by Mitchell Plitnick Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loves to indulge in theatrics from time to time. On Monday, he cleared out prime time space in Israel for what was billed as a “big announcement” regarding Iran. Netanyahu spent the… Continue Reading